The Poetry Writing Workshop is designed for students who have a serious interest in poetry writing but who lack a significant background in the rudiments of the craft and/or have had little or no previous poetry workshop experience. Students will be assigned weekly writing exercises emphasizing such aspects of verse composition as the poetic line, the image, rhyme and other sound devices, verse forms, repetition, tone, irony, and others. Students will also read an extensive variety of exemplary work in verse, submit brief critical analyses of poems, and critique each other's original work.
Jesse Garcés Kiley has an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. A former recipient of Columbia's Undergraduate Writing Program teaching fellowship, Jesse now teaches at Bard's High School Early College in Manhattan.